Oncology Nurse Practitioner-Radiation Oncology

Advanced Practice ProvidersHPG Administration Dalton, Georgia


Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards

Title:  Oncology Nurse Practitioner – Radiation Oncology 579502135

Department:  Radiation Oncology

Reports To:  Oncology Service Line Administrator

Shift:  8:00am-5:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Status:  Part Time


This position requires a clinician with a high degree of knowledge, skills and competence in nursing to provide professional healthcare to patients receiving Radiation Therapy treatment.  The clinician will evaluate and utilize healthcare plans as related to specific patient care needs.  The clinician will serve as professional/clinical liaison between patients, staff, physicians, ancillary departments, external practices and administration.

This position includes the ability to perform the following:

  • Deliver compassionate, competent, safe, and effective clinical patient care.
  • Work collaboratively with patients, family members, colleagues, internal departments, and external healthcare delivery systems/practices
  • Adopt and exhibit the Service Excellence philosophy of Hamilton Healthcare System
  • Independently see follow-up patients with on-site radiation oncology physician supervision
  • Independently manage acute side effects from radiation with on-site radiation oncology physician supervision
  • Willing to adapt and learn a new skill set under the supervision of the current radiation oncology physicians



Education:  Masters Degree in Clinical Nursing program required.  Must be licensed as an Oncology certified nurse practitioner in the State of Georgia.

Licensure:  Current and active Nurse Practitioner license in the State of Georgia

Experience:  Five (5) years experience as a Registered Nurse with two (2) years of recent clinical experience in Oncology.

Skills:  Strong critical thinking, problem solving and attentiveness to detail required.  Has ability to communicate orally and in writing clearly and logically.  Has ability to analyze information and solve problems.  Demonstrates accuracy and an attention to detail.  Demonstrates ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences clearly and concisely orally.  Has ability to maintain confidences.  Exhibits current clinical knowledge and expertise for designated patient populations.  Accountable for continued competence in nursing practice and clinical outcomes in accordance with current evidenced-based practice guidelines.

Works in the healthcare setting with patients and families.  Weekday, normal clinic hours.  No on-call requirement. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.  Requires sitting, standing and walking for extensive periods of time.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  Requires working under stressful conditions.  Requires exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.